Postdoctoral Fellowships in Solar/Stellar Physics - JRID33471

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 1, 2009
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
January 5, 2009
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Research Laboratory
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Attention To: 
Amy Knack
HAO Visitor Committee
High Altitude Observatory
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P.O. Box 3000
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The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) in Boulder, Colorado announces its 2009 postdoctoral fellowship program.

Scientists at HAO conduct research related to solar/stellar interiors and variability (including asteroseismology), the lower solar atmosphere, corona and heliosphere, and terrestrial and planetary atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres. Projects involving radiative transfer, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, plasma physics and other topics are pursued both out of fundamental physical interest and for their application to the above areas of research. Successful applicants will be expected to pursue research in collaboration with members of the scientific staff and other long-term visitors in these and related areas.

Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed for a maximum of 2 years beginning in September or October; a degree of flexibility is possible on the specific times of arrival and departure. Fellows are expected to work at HAO in Boulder, Colorado, with the exception of time spent participating in field research and observing programs. Fellows will have access to the HAO Linux/Unix computers, NCAR supercomputer systems, and the HAO and NCAR libraries and data archives.

Fellows will receive a salary commensurate with NCAR postdoctoral rates. The current annual rate is $53,000 in the first year and $55,000 in the second year. A travel budget of up to $1,500 per year is also normally available. In accordance with NCAR policy, benefits include health insurance, vacation time and retirement contributions, and NCAR will provide assistance in finding Boulder accommodations.

Please see the associated URL for complete application details. The deadline for applications is January 5, 2009.

Included Benefits: 

Salary: $53,000 (first year), $55,000 (second year)
Travel allowance: $1,500 per year
Medical/dental insurance: Cigna HMO/PPO/HSA or Kaiser (see link for details)
Retirement contributions: TIAA-CREF 15% of salary (10% employer, 5% employee)
Vacation time: 20 days per year, plus nine paid holidays

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